The former prime minister insists gatherings with wine were essential work meetings.
The newest class of right-wing populists aims to not only dismantle the guardrails of democracy, but also the most fundamental principles of the rule of law. We must prepare.
Johnson claims he didn’t know pandemic rules were broken when parties were held in Downing Street.
The former prime minister repeatedly calculates that voters don’t care about his rule breaking. But that is not necessarily true.
It’s rare to have quite so many former PMs and first ministers still in parliament.
Populism has been unleashed. We’re beyond the stop-gap measures of small-step reform or pragmatic centrist liberalism. What’s next? We’re about to find out.
There have been several failed attempts to dilute government influence over the BBC chair.
The prime minister’s pledge to bring integrity to public office could become a stick to beat him with – just like ‘back to basics’ became for John Major.
When civil servants and MPs can’t speak up against ministers, they can’t do their jobs properly.
The prospect of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss adding peers to the House of Lords has reopened a knotty debate that never quite gets resolved.
Shakespeare often portrayed crises of legitimacy and reflected on the politics of his day but the Tories might not fare so well in a modern production.
Sunak is the first person of colour to take the top post. But he faces a host of problems at home, as well as a Conservative Party tearing itself apart.
It has been a short but very eventful journey to the top for a man who has only been in parliament since 2015.
The Conservative Party is hopelessly stuck in the 1980s, and it may yet be the undoing of Liz Truss as prime minister.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro has done better than expected in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election. An expert discusses why populism gets votes.
An energy crisis means the world is less likely to call out Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses, an expert argues.
A new prime minister is in place – but is now a good time to go to the polls?
Johnson’s leadership during the pandemic has been characterised by failures of governance and breaches of ethics.
The new leader of the Conservative party inherits a country in crisis.
The new prime minister must provide a clear plan and a fresh start – but the shadow of her predecessor looms large.